May 28, 2017
CIIS graduate and MFT Brendan Neff-Hall (Community Mental Health, 2013) launched the Queer Couples Center in January to help LGBTQ individuals and couples find culturally-competent and experienced therapists who understand the LGBTQ community.
In an interview with local newspaper Bay Area Reporter, Neff-Hall notes that he was inspired to start the center after he noticed the lack professional counseling and coaching services focused on working with LBGTQ couples and individuals.
Working alongside fellow CIIS grads Amber Mercader (CMH, '13), John Hanig (EXA, '13), and Noelle Clason (ICP, '16), the center connects individuals and couples with therapists in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland, and provides services on a sliding scale.
Relationships are not all neatly wrapped up Hollywood endings. They are complicated, and queer relationships sometimes have a little extra drama even when LGBT couples strive to be just like everyone else. This is why Brendan Neff-Hall, a couples therapist, founded the Queer Couples Center, a virtual hub where people can find therapists.